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I´m Sorry, But These Teddy Bear
Commercials Are Kinda Creepy

Independent Journal Review, by Mike Miller

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 2/11/2014 3:06:49 PM

Every year, prior to Valentine’s Day, the Vermont Teddy Bear Co. runs ads advising guys that the most romantic thing in the world – the best gift a love-struck guy can give his girl – is a teddy bear. This year’s ad features “Big Hunka Love Bear.” Big Hunka is 4½ feet tall, and the company says he’s “stuffed with more than enough love to last a lifetime.” Hey, giving your girl a cute little teddy bear for Valentine’s Day could be a sweet thing to do. But, it’s the way these ads are put together that cause the creep-out: the girl

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 2/11/2014 3:10:07 PM     (No. 9728341)

I keep teasing the gf that I´m going to send one to her office...lulz.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: StormCnter, 2/11/2014 3:14:34 PM     (No. 9728346)

In the long ago, I was given an enormous turquoise and white teddy bear won in a carnival game. That thing was almost as tall as I. It was impossible to display or to store, but I lugged it around from California to Texas, from house to house attic and finally a few years ago, I threw the thing away. It was dusty and motheaten and spooky.

Don´t give your wife or girlfriend a great big teddy bear. Trust me on this.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: farmwife, 2/11/2014 3:27:15 PM     (No. 9728367)

Yes, creepy. And those footie pajamas are icky, too.

I guess I´m just not a romantic at heart! /s

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Reply 4 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 2/11/2014 3:49:35 PM     (No. 9728411)

The Teddy Bears are creepy and the PajamaGram commercials are obscene.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mamafrog, 2/11/2014 3:54:01 PM     (No. 9728418)

Revolting commercial

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Reply 6 - Posted by: MaMe2, 2/11/2014 3:59:11 PM     (No. 9728430)

I was just telling my husband last night, ´What woman would want something so pointless and stupid?´

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Reply 7 - Posted by: EnsignOToole, 2/11/2014 4:07:46 PM     (No. 9728446)

I don´t know that the ad is "creepy" but it is so full of double meaning that is embarrassing in mixed company.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/11/2014 4:12:10 PM     (No. 9728458)

Ha! I have thought the same thing!

And that 4 ft. one is gross.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: tank, 2/11/2014 4:13:09 PM     (No. 9728461)

And don´t get me started on the Snuggle bear, who is possessd by Satan.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 2/11/2014 4:20:47 PM     (No. 9728473)

I believe in routine, every day generosity.

I will not be guilted into buying stoopid stuff just because of the calender.



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Reply 11 - Posted by: Shimmer128, 2/11/2014 4:25:34 PM     (No. 9728480)

I´d rather get $99 than this teddy bear!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 2/11/2014 4:41:44 PM     (No. 9728498)

Re #11, right! "Show me the money!"

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Reply 13 - Posted by: snakeoil, 2/11/2014 4:51:04 PM     (No. 9728509)

Due to Vermont´s left wing politics I wouldn´t buy anything made in that state. Their Teddy Bears, Olde Country Store, or the sap that comes out of their trees. This is the state Howard Dean is from. Strange that if you buy a blow up girl you´re a pervert but if you buy a stuffed bear you´re romantic. If you want a gift that says romance buy her a cell phone that can only call you.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: chumley, 2/11/2014 4:53:20 PM     (No. 9728514)

The commercials are dumb. The bears are dumb. Any chick that melts over one is probably dumb.
Still, I watch just for the glimpse of that stunning redhead. Oy!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: TXknitter, 2/11/2014 4:59:33 PM     (No. 9728524)

Those Vermont Teddy Bear commercials have been creepy and dirty for years. Those cheap-looking footie PJs are the just the last word in taste, aren´t they? I am sure Prince William snapped up those for the Duchess!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Hard Nard, 2/11/2014 5:00:48 PM     (No. 9728526)

I´m more creeped out by the "toilet paper" bears in the Charmin commercials.


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Reply 17 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan, 2/11/2014 5:03:29 PM     (No. 9728529)

I agree those commercials are kinda creepy, and the ´hoody-footie´ pjs are totally ridiculous. What guy looks at those and says ´sexy!´?

Why are commercials on conservative TV and radio sooooo bad?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: HoneymoonGal, 2/11/2014 5:18:25 PM     (No. 9728544)

I´m glad someone finally said it. I have been creeped out by those commercials for years.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: WI Cynic, 2/11/2014 5:24:44 PM     (No. 9728552)

The wife says they´re cute, but too big. It would be a burden rather than a gift.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 2/11/2014 5:25:55 PM     (No. 9728554)

Okay, so it wasn´t just me having thoughts of ...well, thoughts.
I gotta agree with previous posters, give me the money, or let´s go blow it all on sushi!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: fishermanswife, 2/11/2014 5:30:37 PM     (No. 9728557)

I am so grateful to Lucianne for letting me know its not just me. These commercials make me dread Valentine´s Day.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 2/11/2014 5:39:10 PM     (No. 9728564)

I think they needed a chorus of Miley Cyrus dancing bears as a backdrop to that commercial.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Susannah, 2/11/2014 5:51:58 PM     (No. 9728574)

A writer friend in Texas got a new gun from her husband for Valentine´s Day, so she could shoot the rattlesnakes on their patio. And, I assume, any other varmint that might come within range. Knowing her, she´d have used a Teddy Bear for target practice. Or maybe she´d have used her husband for target practice if he´d given her a Teddy Bear.

That ad is creepily pedophilic.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: mitzi, 2/11/2014 6:02:58 PM     (No. 9728587)

I think the ads are aimed at the same people who go to Disney World on their honeymoon.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: LadyVet, 2/11/2014 6:44:20 PM     (No. 9728628)

#23, I like a man who is sure of himself and has confidence in his wife. That couple sounds like they would enjoy "date night" at the shooting range. I went to a new shooting range and was surprised to learn of the Friday night event. Maybe they will even use heart-shaped targets for Valentine´s day.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: happywarrior, 2/11/2014 6:52:49 PM     (No. 9728635)

I always felt those creepy commercials and tacky gifts are the kind that are reserved for those engaged in a sleazy extra-marital affair. Blech.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: pickle1, 2/11/2014 7:03:48 PM     (No. 9728648)

I like the Teddy Bears; but those girls look like hookers.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: uno, 2/11/2014 7:21:53 PM     (No. 9728659)

And there are times you have to watch how you hold the microphone...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/20/kylie-minogues-racy-teddy_n_688787.html



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Reply 29 - Posted by: dman, 2/11/2014 7:36:30 PM     (No. 9728671)

Batteries not included.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: provide, 2/11/2014 8:14:30 PM     (No. 9728698)

I wonder how many Big Hunkas are bought by Plushies?

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Reply 31 - Posted by: kate318, 2/11/2014 10:57:27 PM     (No. 9728801)

My husband gave me a stuffed animal for Valentine´s Day one year. That´s the last time it ever happened. Now, it´s flowers or jewelry.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Hammock, 2/12/2014 12:12:18 AM     (No. 9728828)

I don´t know about the obvious sexual smirks in the ad, but the size alone is creepy. It´s the kind of gift a controlling stalker would give to stake out his territory. I hope a lot of normal guys don´t fall for it because women don´t usually like this kind of thing.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 2/12/2014 12:29:51 AM     (No. 9728838)

Anyone who has ever won a giant stuffed animal at a fair, or had their kid get one as a gift, hates the things.

They´re cute for about a week. Then they become a big annoying thing that collects dust and takes up too much room. We had a couple, and I was glad when we had a pipe break and soak them.

As to the Vermont Teddy Bear ads, they´re so tacky they´re almost funny.

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